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CAD view of the Vulture 1 structure

The virtual Vulture 1 with its paper skin

Once you've downloaded the .dwg file, you can use it to get the dimensions and other vital statistics of the Vulture 1:

Demonstration of measuring the Vulture 1

Alternatively, use a real ruler and work off the .pdf plan:

Part of the Vulture 1 .pdf plan

Of course, you'll need the practical construction details, which are available in three parts: here, here and here. There a sequential set of construction photos here.

If you've got any doubts about how we put the beast together, we refer you to the above and other background material in our PARIS section. You'll understand we can't answer individual questions, so you're on your own. Good luck. ®

Bootnote

The virtual Vulture 1 is the work of Federico Buenadicha, who was also a vital member of our pursuit team. Thanks to Lawrence Cuthbert for the SketchUp version.

Additional PARIS resources

  • New to PARIS? We have a basic mission summary here (pdf).
  • Our dedicated PARIS section, with all previous updates, is right here.
  • You can find our release, pursuit and recovery photos here...
  • ...and our onboard camera photo album here.
  • Our Flickr page, for your viewing pleasure.
  • Check out our lovely YouTube channel.

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